2012 Scorecard Vote
Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 5325, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013, which would fully defund and eliminate the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. DOE-led clean energy programs have helped drive innovation in energy technologies while significantly reducing the costs of these technologies. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supports critical solar, wind, efficiency, and vehicle programs that result in more innovation, cleaner energy, and more clean energy jobs. On June 1, the House rejected the McClintock amendment by a vote of 113-275 (House roll call vote 311). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 5325 subsequently passed the House, but the Senate took no action on this legislation and the McClintock amendment was not included in the spending measure maintaining current funding levels for the federal government through March 27, 2013, which President Obama signed into law on September 28.